Bodies of 74 migrants washed ashore in Libya

Bodies of 74 migrants washed ashore in LibyaLibya's Red Crescent said 74 bodies of migrants, presumably of African origins, have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea.

The aid organisation’s spokesman Mohammed al-Misrati told The Associated Press that the bodies washed ashore on Tuesday morning.

He says the circumstances involving the drowning of the migrants are not clear yet. The bodies washed ashore overnight but there was apparently no sign of a wrecked boat or vessel they had been on.

The agency posted on its Twitter account photographs of dozens of bodies in white and black body bags, lined up along the shore.

Al-Misrati also says local authorities will take the bodies to a cemetery in the capital of Tripoli that’s allocated for unidentified persons.

Migrant deaths have risen to record levels along the Libya-Italy smuggling route across the Mediterranean Sea.
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